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Man charged with attempted murder in Hagerstown

May 11, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

A man who allegedly ran over a male who came to him trying to buy drugs faces an attempted-murder charge, according to a court charging document.

Michael Andrew King, 20, of 2004 Ridge Crest Court SE in Washington, D.C., was being held late Thursday at Washington County Detention Center with no bond, a deputy said.

King is accused of driving a box-shaped vehicle over the yellow centerline and striking a male walking at about 3:30 a.m. April 28 on Security Road before eventually driving off.

The victim, who was hospitalized with a fractured skull, bruising and swelling of the brain and cuts on his arms, chest and head, told police the man who hit him had held him up at gunpoint during an attempted drug deal at Washington Gardens Apartments just before the alleged hit-and-run accident, according to the charging document.

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Police investigating the hit-and-run accident learned King already was under investigation in a drug case, according to the document.

In the case related to the alleged assault with a vehicle, King is charged with armed robbery, attempted first- and second-degree murder, two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft of less than $100. He also is charged with two counts of being a minor in possession of a firearm or ammunition, possession of controlled-dangerous substances marijuana and possession of controlled-dangerous substances paraphernalia.

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